Bills wide receiver and 2012 Olympic long jumper Marquise Goodwin returned to track and field for this week’s U.S. championships, which gave him an opportunity to qualify for the world championships if he finished in the top three.
That event is in August and conflicts with Bills training camp, but Goodwin isn’t going to have to choose. His best effort of 27 feet, 5.5 inches left him in fourth place and happy with what he accomplished during his first meet since the Olympics.
“Back to football,” Goodwin said, via the Associated Press. “But words can’t even explain how happy I am right now. I was like, ‘I still have a little juice in the tank. I think I can make some noise.’ I believed.”
The Olympics are in Rio next year and Goodwin would only say that football is his “main deal right now” when talking about the possibility of trying to qualify for the second straight time. The likelihood of Goodwin making a more permanent return to track will likely be connected to how things play out for him in Buffalo this season. He caught just one pass last year and another limited role might make the prospect of a trip to Brazil a lot more appealing.